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Data#3 Wins 2024 Worldwide Microsoft Surface Reseller Partner of the Year Award

Data#3, a leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, has been named the winner of the 2024 Worldwide Surface Reseller Partner of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. This prestigious accolade recognizes Data#3’s excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Recognition of Excellence

Data#3 was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners. The award highlights the company’s dedication to delivering innovative, transformative customer solutions utilizing Microsoft technology.

“Data#3 is thrilled to take home this esteemed global Microsoft recognition. This accolade reflects our deep commitment to delivering innovative, transformative customer solutions from Surface to cloud with Microsoft technology,” said Brad Colledge, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Data#3.

Strong Collaboration with Microsoft

The company’s strong partnership with Microsoft has been evident through significant investments in Microsoft capability. Data#3’s involvement in the Early Access Program (EAP) for Microsoft 365 (M365) Copilot exemplifies this commitment.

“Our close collaboration with Microsoft is evident through our significant investments in Microsoft capability, reflecting our longstanding relationship and aligned strategies,” Colledge added.

Scott Gosling, Data#3’s National Practice Manager for Microsoft, also commented on the recognition, stating, “We are honoured to receive a global Surface accolade for the second year in a row. This is truly a testament to our collaborative efforts with Microsoft and our shared vision for the modern workplace.”

Driving Technological Innovation

Data#3’s participation in the EAP positions the company as a leader in integrating Surface devices with AI. This integration is already enhancing operations across various industries, including healthcare, education, and energy.

“Our experience in the EAP positions Data#3 as a model for the modern workplace, enabling us to provide customers with informed advice and robust business cases for integrating Surface with AI,” Gosling said. “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Microsoft, driving technological innovation and helping our customers achieve exceptional outcomes.”

Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise partners who have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft Cloud applications, services, devices, and AI innovation over the past year. Honourees were selected from over 4,700 nominations from more than 100 countries. Data#3 was recognised for its exceptional solutions and services in Australia.

“Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!” said Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft. “The momentum generated by numerous AI and Copilot announcements this year fueled innovation from our partners, enabling groundbreaking services and solutions to customers.”

About Data#3

Data#3 Limited (DTL) is a leading Australian IT services and solutions provider focused on harnessing the power of people and technology for a better future. With over 45 years of experience, Data#3 continuously evolves its solutions and services to ensure customer success. The company offers solutions in cloud, modern workplace, security, data & analytics, and connectivity, alongside consulting, project services, and managed services.

Listed on the ASX in 1997, Data#3 reported revenues of $2.5 billion in the 2023 financial year and employs over 1,400 people. Headquartered in Brisbane, Data#3 operates across 12 locations in Australia and Fiji. For more information about Data#3 and its offerings, visit

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